Wednesday 28 September 2016

Listen to Stories from 1916: Margaret Skinnider, the Rebels' sniper

Published 15/03/2016 | 13:30

In this original recording from 1955, Margaret Skinnider, the Rebels' sniper at the College of Surgeons, tells her first hand account of the week.

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Margaret Skinnider came from Scotland to join the Easter Rising. A crack shot, she was garrisoned in the Royal College of Surgeons and sniped from that position.

She was the only female wounded in the fighting, and continued to fight for Ireland's independence and women's rights for the rest of her life.

Hear more of the Stories from 1916 podcast on SoundCloud and at Storiesfrom1916.com

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